Community Supported Herbalism
Monthly Basket Program. January 2017
Prepared by Amber Friedman
The fifth basket has arrived. It’s full of self-care products because well it’s the middle of winter and a new year…what better time to say, “I’m going to take care of myself”? Now is the time. If you don’t have a self-care routine I’m here to challenge you to make one, today. What do you do to take care of yourself? Making art, writing, exercising, and visiting with friends are some of my favorite ways to care for myself. I also take lots of time by myself to think and reflect on my life choices. This basket is a wonderful way to care about your body, mind and soul using minerals, herbs, and oils.
Facial Eixir is a combination of nutrient dense plant and nut oils to help moisturize your skin and tone your nervous system. Solar infused oils of Calendula, Lavender + Roses lend great support to your nervous system. Use this face oil in the morning or at night, great for all skin types.
Uplifting Citrus Body Lotion is a blend of essential oils to lift your spirits and relieve tight stressed muscles. Solar infused oils of Rosemary + Douglas Fir get things moving around inside of you, releasing stuck energy therefor providing your body with more energy to work with. This lotion is amazing anyday, also great in the winter to moisturize dryer skin. Another great for all skin types design.
Chapped lips are a common thing in these winter months. Once you get some chapped lips you’re more likely to have out of control chapped lips that then start cracking and might turn into cold sores or other herpes outbreaks. I designed this Herpes Destroying Balm to combat the herpes virus using solar infused oils of oregon grape root, licorice + lemon balm. I also added in some honey, anti-viral, mint and poplar essential oils. I recommend drinking lots of water if you suffer from chapped lips, and using this lip balm as a preventive and healing remedy.
A little support for the Liver please. Liver Tonic Tea Blend is made from local herbs available to harvest at various times during the year. It is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, folate, potassium, phosphorous, and vitamins A, B + C. It tastes great too!
The soap of the month is full of moisturizing butters, mango, macadamia and shae. If you’re into wet felting I think it would be cool to felt the balls of soap, otherwise enjoy some luxurious soap in a new shape. This is an unscented bar of soap, for a change.
Amber Friedman. http://www.solarinfusedbeauty.wordpress.com